Rainy days can sometimes lead to boredom, but luckily you can find a rainbow in the rain! Tissue paper rainbows are easy for kids of all ages to make. I enjoyed making this as much as my girls did. It’s super fun to stick the rainbow to the window to see all day every day.
Materials Required to Make Contact Paper Tissue Paper Rainbows with Contact Paper
- Tissue Paper – I found crafting tissue paper at JoAnns for $3.99. Using a 50% coupon dropped the price to $2.00.
- Contact Paper – You can buy this at The Dollar Store
How to Make C0ntact Paper Tissue Paper Rainbows
- Cut the contact paper into a semi circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You can see that ours aren’t, but thats totally OK.
- Roll the contact paper the opposite way so it starts to flatten.
- Using the colors of the rainbow (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet), cut a strip of each color approximately 1/2″ in diameter.
- Going around the contact paper create a tissue paper rainbow. It is perfectly fine to leave spaces in the rainbow since that will help it stick.
- Stick your tissue paper rainbow onto a window. Now you have a rainbow for every day of the week…sunny or rainy!
Rainbow Reading Materials
- What Makes a Rainbow?: A Magic Ribbon Book
- All the Colors of the Rainbow (Rookie Read-About Science)
- The Weather Kids – and the Rainbow Superhighway
- A Rainbow of My Own
This was a very easy craft for my daughters (preschool and kindergarten) to complete. In fact, they worked on several other contact paper creations when we were done with the rainbows. If you are looking for St. Patrick’s Day Craft check out this Pot of Gold and these Rainbow Hats.
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